Rien de Reede
Mozart and Rock. Flute lessons for beginners
Mozart is Rock is a new method to learn how to play the flute. A method with which to cover all the classical stages of learning a musical instrument:
the setting, the sound, the posture, the technique, the solfeggio. Topical moments analyzed with the eye and the experience of a great teacher.
But why a new method then? Where’s the news?
Rien de Reede is able to introduce classical elements with contemporary eye and means, reads the tradition and accompanies it with the video, plays Mozart or Beethoven and explains it with the internet. This is rock, precisely because of the association of a long didactic tradition with the multimedia contents that the network makes it possible for the declension of the musical language with the aid of video. In any place, at any time, with the mobile phone, the computer, the tablet, we always have a close persuasive example that accompanies our reading and the study of the flute.
He has been flutist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra for over thirty years and professor of flute and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
He has played in various chamber ensembles such as the Viotta Ensemble of the Concertgebouw and the Amsterdam Quartet (flute and strings). He has been a member of the famous Netherlands Wind Ensemble for more than ten years. Some of the greatest Dutch composers (Rudolf Escher, Theo Loevendie and Tristan Keuris) wrote and dedicated to him new works for flute, and so also foreign composers of the name of Ysang Yun, Jean Françaix, Gottfried Michael Koenig and Per Nørgård. He recorded a large number of CDs and recorded the concerts of Vivaldi, Mozart and Jolivet for Dutch television.
For some years he has been teaching privately in his studio in Tuscany, and in Amsterdam. He is regularly invited for master classes in Germany, England, Portugal, and Italy and in recent years also in Australia, Japan and the United States. In recent years he has intensified his activity as director and instructor of music for wind instruments and has been called to take care of the wind instruments section of the European Youth Orchestra.
As a curator and reviewer of critical editions he works permanently with Amadeus (Switzerland), Broekmans & Van Poppel and Knuf (The Netherlands), and for the Italian publishing house Riverberi Sonori.